modern rustic kitchen with sleek dark units, farmhouse table, wooden chairs and oversize industrial pendant lights

3 ways to create a modern country kitchen

July 5, 2021


Craving a modern country kitchen that will impress your family and friends? Elevate your home and get the look with these three easy tips…

rustic kitchen with exposed-brick walls, Aga cooker and dark blue handleless units with white worktop

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Keep it sleek

When updating a traditional kitchen, it’s natural to be inspired by classic Shaker-style cabinetry and vintage storage. But while these antiquated features are a wonderful way to bring together a cosy farmhouse look, the period of your home doesn’t need to determine the look of your kitchen.

When designed carefully, a modern country kitchen can look spectacular in a country home enhancing period features and creating a contemporary look you’ll love for years to come. It’s all about balancing sleek cabinetry with natural materials and adding ‘wow’-factor accents.

rustic kitchen with exposed-brick wall, brushed-stainless-steel range cooker, dark handleless units with white worktop

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First, opt for sleek cabinetry. Streamlined handleless units in a gloss finish not only complement rustic features, but they will also open up the space and bounce light around the room. Keep the look welcoming by choosing warm dark tones teamed with a contrasting pale worktop for a fresh finish.

modern country kitchen with sleek dark gloss cabinets and rustic flagstone flooring

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Embrace rustic features

If your home is blessed with beautiful natural features then why not put them centre stage? Make the most of warm-toned exposed brick by ditching wall cabinetry. Instead, opt for understated open shelving which will also provide the perfect platform to showcase crockery, glassware and fresh foliage.

modern country kitchen with exposed-brick walls, skylight and wooden ceiling beams

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When it comes to wooden beams, aim to echo the natural texture and colour of the timber with an eye-catching farmhouse table or dresser. Freestanding furniture is an elegant way to break up uniform cabinetry while adding a touch of laid-back charm.

modern rustic kitchen with sleek dark units, farmhouse table, wooden chairs and oversize industrial pendant lights

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Slot in smart storage

Every modern country kitchen needs innovative storage solutions. After all, you don’t just want your hub to look amazing, you want it to function seamlessly too. A state-of-the-art larder is a practical way to ensure your hub stays clutter-free.

With a range of designs to choose from including corner pantries and pull-out larders, there is a clever solution to suit every space. Don’t forget to include extra-wide and deep drawers to guarantee all your essentials stay organised and are easy to find.

interior of modern larder unit showing pull-out tower storage

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Finally, give your modern country kitchen that ‘wow’ factor finish. For a classic urban edge team oversized industrial pendant lights with a shimmering metallic splashback and gleaming brushed-steel appliances. for luxury timeless style at the heart of your home.

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